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Vermont's Castleton University is getting a $1 million grant to help students pursue doctoral degrees.

A growing number of Massachusetts communities are opting to leave their borders open to commercial marijuana businesses.

A New York woman says in a federal lawsuit that she was sexually harassed by a state employee, and the governor knew and did nothing to stop it, allegations the governor's office denies.

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Manufacturing activity in New York expanded at a slower pace this month but remains at a healthy level.

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A Massachusetts courthouse has been renamed in honor of the first African American to sit on the state's highest court.

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The superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police is retiring days after he was accused of ordering a trooper to alter a police report after arresting a judge's daughter.

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he's signed a bipartisan state budget, but used his limited line-item veto power to scrap portions of the legislation related to a tax on Connecticut's hospitals.

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Advocates will debate in Albany Monday night about whether to hold a New York state constitutional convention.

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The federal government is sending law enforcement teams to cities in five states, including New York and Massachusetts, to help stop the flow of heroin and synthetic opioids.

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A federal judge has ruled that Vermont's largest city can dismantle a homeless encampment in the woods where three men have been staying while their case proceeds through court.

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the federal government to reverse a recent decision to delay the regulation of e-cigarettes.

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Bennington voters have overwhelmingly approved a $9.85 million bond to help pay for upgrades to the sewer plant in the southwestern Vermont community.

A 31-year-old man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting another man and wounding three bystanders inside a crowded Albany nightclub last fall.

Lawmakers in New York are planning a second hearing focusing on identity theft and personal data security following the massive breach at Equifax.

The state Senate announced Friday that it will hold hearing Oct. 24 in Manhattan focusing on the threat of identity theft and ways the state could help ensure consumers are protected.

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says charter bus companies should be graded for safety and the grades should be posted the way New York City posts restaurant letter grades.

New York officials are promoting wine trails now that the fall grape harvest has begun.

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Talk about going out with a bang.

New York's old Kosciuszko Bridge between Brooklyn and Queens was brought down on Sunday morning with a controlled demolition.

The Vermont Board of Education has approved a school district's merger proposal under Act 46.

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A teachers' strike in Burlington, Vermont, is over after four days.

The Burlington School Board says it reached a tentative contract agreement with the Burlington Education Association after mediation Tuesday. The agreement needs to be ratified by both sides.

Classes and programs are set to resume Wednesday.

Board Chair Mark Porter says the school district has great respect for the teachers. He says he's glad to "get back to what matters most," educating the students.

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A Massachusetts pharmacist who oversaw the rooms where tainted drugs that caused a deadly meningitis outbreak were made is heading to trial.

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There will be no school in Burlington on Monday due to the teachers' strike, but the district is planning to make meals available to students at several locations.

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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has filed notice of her intent to sue the credit reporting company Equifax after the company announced 143 million Americans had their information exposed — including Social Security numbers, birthdates and address histories.

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Sen. Charles Schumer says he will push for passage of a bill to require that cellphones work on other carriers' networks during an emergency.

Local officials say the Remington Arms Co. has laid off 55 workers at its upstate New York plant.

Vermont State Police say five officers who fired their weapons during a fatal standoff are on paid leave while an investigation continues.

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Crews have wrapped up work to upgrade residence halls on three New York state campuses just in time for the start of fall classes.

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New York's environmental commissioner says the $1.7 billion Superfund cleanup of the Hudson River is not protecting the public's health and the river as initially promised.

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People in the Vermont city of Barre are working to create a granite sculpture to commemorate the community's claim to have been home to the first Boy Scout troop in the country.

A Vermont city could be facing a significant state fine after an operator error led to the release of more than 1 million gallons of raw sewage into the Otter and East creeks earlier this month.

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